“Nearly 13% of Westchester county children under 18 live in poverty.”

The Empty Bowls project is an international grassroots effort to raise both
money and awareness in the fight to end hunger.

Thank you to everyone who made the
2018 Empty Bowls Westchester a success!

The Premise Is Simple

Communities work together to create hand-painted bowls

Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread

In exchange for a donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world

Over $420,000 has been raised to help eradicate food insecurity in Westchester County. But, the fight continues…

How It Began

The concept for Empty Bowls started in the early 90’s with Bloomfield Hills, MI High School students and their art teacher, John Hartom.
In an effort to help out with the local food drive they threw, decorated and fired 120 bowls. The school’s staff was invited to the cafeteria to select a bowl and enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread. John and his wife talked to the staff about hunger in their community, thanked them for their cash donations and then asked them to take their bowls home with them as a reminder of those with Empty Bowls.
There are now Empty Bowls projects all over the world.
The project is now championed by The Imagine Render Group, a nonprofit whose mission is to develop creative, exciting, and powerful models that are replicable and scalable by others wishing to work for social justice.
The project is now championed by The Imagine Render Group, a nonprofit whose mission is to develop creative, exciting, and powerful models that are replicable and scalable by others wishing to work for social justice.

How You Can Help

Help us sort through clothes and/or pack Bags of Love for kids in need!
Buy something new the next time you are shopping for your own kids or check out our wish list online, any clothing items you can provide would be appreciated!
Have your friends and neighbors drop off any clothes they want to donate or host a drive through your school, office or house of worship and drop them off at Kids’ Kloset!
Tell friends to leave donations in front of their home and bring them to Kids’ Kloset!
Go through your closets and give us any clothes your family doesn’t use anymore. Any size!
Have your co-workers join you at Kids’ Kloset to pack some Bags of Love and help kids in need!